2017 Wisconsin Statutes & Annotations
Chapter 186. Credit unions.
186.31 Mergers.

Universal Citation: WI Stat § 186.31 (2017)

186.31 Mergers.

(1)Transfer of assets and liabilities. Any credit union, which is in good faith winding up its business for the purpose of merging with another credit union, may transfer its assets and liabilities to the credit union with which it is in the process of merging; but no merger may be made without the consent of the office of credit unions, and not then to defeat or defraud any of its creditors in the collection of debts against such credit union. 

(2)Approval. To effect a merger, the board of directors of each credit union shall, by resolution, propose a specific plan for merger which shall be agreed to by a majority of the board of each credit union joining in the merger. The proposed merger plan shall be submitted to a vote at an annual or special meeting of members of the merging credit union. Written notice of the meeting setting forth the proposed plan of merger or a summary shall be given to each member of the merging credit union within the time and in the manner provided for the giving of notice of meetings of members of the credit union. The proposed plan shall be adopted upon receiving a majority of the votes entitled to be cast by members present at the meeting.

(2m)Emergency merger. Notwithstanding sub. (2), if the office of credit unions determines that the merging credit union is in danger of insolvency, and that the proposed merger would reduce or avoid a threatened loss to federal share insurance, the office of credit unions may permit the merger to become effective without an affirmative vote of the membership of the merging credit union.

(3)Rights transferred. The credit union merging with another credit union shall not be required to go into liquidation but its assets and liabilities shall be reported by the credit union with which it has merged, and all the rights, franchises and interests of the merging credit union to any property belonging to the credit union shall be considered to be transferred, and the resulting credit union shall hold and enjoy the same and all rights of property, franchises and interest in the same manner and to the same extent as was held and enjoyed by the merging credit union. The members or shareholders of the merging credit union shall without any further act on their part be members and shareholders of the resulting credit union and be subject to all rights, privileges and duties as provided for in the bylaws of the resulting credit union.

History: 1971 c. 193; 1977 c. 152; 1985 a. 29; 1995 a. 27, 151.

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